Day 1: Mobile Expedition – Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve
Your zoologist/biologist guide will meet you at the Maun airport and transfer you by road into the Moremi Game Reserve where your first camp is situated. You’ll have time to shower and unpack before sundowners and dinner.
Your safari begins with a private, mobile camp set in a remote wilderness area. The comfortable, spacious en-suite tents are well appointed with 1920s luxury and style. Meals are prepared from the freshest ingredients and beautifully served on tables decked with crisp white damask and silver. Your experienced guide will be at your side as you watch lions hunting or silently observe elephants. You will glide through the maze of channels admiring the fantastic bird life and learn the ecology of the waters. Your camp crew will set up a fly-camp for you to sleep out under the stars one night and you’ll be lulled to sleep by the nighttime sounds of the bush.
6 Nights in Private Camps set in the Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta
Head out in the safari vehicles for your introduction to some of the animals of the dry floodplain environment, looking for zebra, wildebeest, impala and predators such as wild dog and cheetah.
After lunch and siesta, head out again to park at the edge of a lagoon and watch herds of elephant and a myriad of birds coming down to drink whilst the sun sets and you are given an informal talk on the geological history of the area.
You’ll be up at the first light of day and have a hot English breakfast. The staff will load up the vehicle fridges with a picnic lunch and you’ll set off to explore, learn and be amazed. After a full day in the forests and floodplains, you’ll return to your camp for a sumptuous dinner and certain slumber.
Today you will explore the waters of the Delta by boat. You’ll navigate through a maze of channels, stopping to admire rare birds and aquatic life. Enjoy a picnic lunch on a sandy bank and cool off at a safe swimming spot. Later you’ll return to your very own private, twinkly, fairy-lit camp on an island. Your crew has set this one-night, fly camp where you can sleep in a mosquito net tent surrounded by nature at her very best.
You’ll rise early and take a short walk around the island before boarding your boat to meander along the waterways searching for hippo and bathing elephants. Your vehicles are waiting to take you to a picnic and siesta under the arms of a giant baobab. As the day cools down, you’ll watch for hunting cats. While you were sleeping under mosquito nets last night, your camp crew moved your camp to a new habitat. You arrive for dinner and stargazing before surrendering to sleep.
Spend your last day seeking out your favorite species in this incredible Eden. Evening brings you back to camp for stories around the campfire, delicious dinner and slumber.
Day 7: Jack’s Camp, Makgadikgadi Pans & Kalahari Desert
This morning you bid farewell to your camp crew and transfer to the airstrip where you will board your plane for Jack’s Camp. The flight will give you a birds-eye view of the Delta, Makgadikgadi Pans and the Kalahari Desert.
Jack’s Camp is an oasis of civilization in the midst of a seemingly harsh environment. Jack’s is furnished in a traditional East African 1940s style – authentic, comfortable and elegant. Each of the ten spacious tents have Persian rugs, mahogany furniture, en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, flush toilets and hot and cold running water. Tonight you’ll enjoy sundowners around a fire and an elegant dinner at a very long table in the tented pavilion.
After breakfast you’ll set out to visit some of the Kalahari’s meerkats (Timon to “The Lion King” fans). Don’t forget the camera; these guys love to pose with you!
Afterwards you’ll head for the “Chapman’s Baobab” which is the third largest tree in Africa. Return to camp for lunch and browse around the museum. Later this afternoon you’ll have an opportunity to set out on the pans on a quad-bike. You can watch the sun set and the stars appear.
Spend the morning walking with Zu/’hoasi Bushmen trackers. Offering a window into the past, they will show you how they have survived in this harshest of environments, using their vast and ancient knowledge of plants, animal behavior and survival skills. You’ll spend the afternoon tracking the elusive brown hyena. Tonight’s dinner by candlelight is your last at Jack’s.
This morning you’ll bid farewell to all at Jack’s Camp and transfer to the airstrip where you’ll board your plane for your onward journey.